McCaslin elected chairman of GRADD Board of Directors

Hancock County Judge/Executive Jack McCaslin has been elected chairman of the Green River Area Development District (GRADD) Board of Directors. He succeeds Owensboro City Manager Bill Parrish, who occupied that post in 2014 and 2015.

McCaslin has served as judge/executive of Hancock County and been a member of the GRADD Board since 1999.

Other new officers include: Vice Chairman – Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Secretary – McLean County Judge/Executive Kelly Thurman, and Treasurer – Ohio County Judge/Executive David Johnston.

“I’m honored to serve as GRADD’s 25th chairman,” said McCaslin. “GRADD is a valuable asset to our cities and counties—most of which are rural and operate on limited budgets and staffing.”

GRADD is a regional planning agency serving the communities of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties. Established in 1968, the agency offers assistance in the fields of aging, health and social services; community and economic development; transportation planning; and workforce development.

The 37-person GRADD Board of Directors is comprised of all seven county judge/executives plus mayoral and citizen representatives from each county, as well as legislative representatives, functional committee chairpersons, minority representatives,
and emeritus members. It is charged with setting a strategic vision and overseeing the organization’s $12.9 million annual budget.

A full listing of the GRADD Board can be viewed at

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